I’ve been switching back and forth, for the past few months, between two online dating services: OkCupid and nerve.com. Sometimes using them simultaneously and sometimes just one or the other. I like them both (each for different reasons, which I’ve mentioned before). And, in fact, there are several dozen guys in NYC in my target demographic who are on both.
Well, I’ve decided it’s time to change. I can no longer long onto nerve without seeing some guy I recognize (frequently someone I’ve already met and/or dated) on the homepage as a suggested match (In fact, this morning I logged on to see the faces of 3 guys I’ve already gone out with – out of the 6 they showed. Go ahead and judge.).
And OkCupid, as much as I like it (and I do, I think they absolutely offer the best service) just doesn’t have that many guys for me. I think I’ve hit a wall there.
Yep, definitely time to change.
Speaking of which.
Sorry, I couldn’t resist. I am SO a child of the 70s.
Anyway, a great thing about online dating is that while I’m off “changing”, a whole bunch of new guys will sign up for OkCupid. So when I check back in a few months (if I’m still single) there will be new guys for me to meet and date there.
In the meantime, I’ve decided to check out some other sites and to make more of an effort to meet guys IRL. Which is a timesuck, honestly. I know there are people who think that online dating is a timesuck, but I see it as just the opposite. I can fit in some time to check my online dating account in between working on a story, or the blog, etc. Whereas making an effort to meet men in real time/in the real world is time consuming. It means having less time to do some things I’d rather be doing. Oh well.
As always, I’ll keep you updated on the developments.
Tags: dating, nerve.com, OKCupid, Online dating